CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY INC

Rating: 4.86 stars   893 reviews

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Location: PO Box 710 Tucson AZ 85702 USA

Mission: At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature;to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law, and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters, and climate that species need to survive.We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.
Results: According to the LA Weekly, we're "pound for pound, dollar for dollar, the most effective conservation organization in the country."
Programs: Climate Law Institute, Endangered Species, Oceans, Public Lands, Urban Wildlands
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EIN 27-3943866
(520) 623.5252
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Thanks CDB for helping me back long ago when I was seeking endangered species listing for Percina Nasuta. It was the first time I had ever tried to preserve habitat for a little fish like that, and you multiplied your impact by encouraging me. Today I'm still doing things to help, and take comfort when I see headlines about preserving dragonfly habitat. Saving biodiversity, one species at a time. Its a daunting task, but you never give up.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

obtaining state protection for Percina Nasuta, the longnose darter.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Double it, quadruple it, octuple it.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

CBD shares an unwavering committment, no matter how difficult the task.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated in an extraordinary way.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

keep publishers from having to rewrite the field guides due to species loss.

Ways to make it better...

we'd all had unlimited resources. Or at least more money. More staffing. More time. More policy support.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

external policy barriers due to libertarian views based on a romantic notion that we still have unlimited frontiers and infinite opportunities to make a comeback from mistakes if we wait or don't 'fix things in a big way.'

One thing I'd also say is that...

Thanks CBD. I wish I had a lot of money to help you in your excellent, important, essential, world-changing work.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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5 people found this review helpful

I have supported numerous environmental organizations through the years and CBD is my favorite. I appreciate the efficient use of funds but I'm continuously impressed with the Center's unwavering commitment to all species and the climate of our planet. The CBD mission is sound. I sleep better at night because the Center does not back down; they use science and the law to protect our world's greatest asset - its diversity.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

preserve untold number of species for future generations to behold.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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8 people found this review helpful

I have supported many veteran's and environmental organizations over the years, and the Center for Biological Diversity has consistently put my money to good use with a high degree of efficiency. They effectively use legal challenges to keep government agencies such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service honest, prevent urban sprawl, protect natural resources, and prevent the decline of imperiled species. The Center for Biological Diversity is smaller than the bigger and better known environmental groups, but their impact is far greater on a dollar for dollar basis in my opinion.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the fact that they understand how important our natural resources are and are working hard to protect them. One example their efforts to prevent unsustainable use of groundwater in Nevada.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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9 people found this review helpful

Great organization. They are doing great work, opening people's eyes to many environmental problems, and keeping corporations and the government accountable for irresponsible behaviour. They are the only conservation organization to address the prickly issue of human overpopulation, which I believe is the root cause of almost all environmental problems. They are also personable and quick to respond to questions or comments about their work. They are my Green Choice.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their personal response to my questions/comments.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make a very big difference in the future health of our environment.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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9 people found this review helpful

I'm really insync with their mission--biological diversity. It sums up everything that I feel about the environment. Also, their staff is very helpful with questions.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful. One answered a question about my travel plans for Tucson.

Ways to make it better...

I don't know...downloadable wallpaper to go with the ringtones...with the web site address.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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12 people found this review helpful

CBD has their priorities right; the protection of biodiversity. They do what it takes to ensure survival of threatened species and their habitats.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

hearing of its success in helping populations of threatened species'.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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9 people found this review helpful

As someone who cares deeply about the survival of all wildlife and the preservation of our environment, I support the work of the Center for Biological Diversity as this is the organization that is working, tiredlessly, to preserve our endangered species (animals, birds and fish) througout our country and also fights for the preservation of the environments that are crucial for the survival of all animal species throughout every state in the USA. Their work is important as their successes in the USA are reflected around the world.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the states of New York, Louisiana and California as they have spearheaded programs to protect endangered animal and plant species and their environments in each of these states in the USA- with great success in all cases.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue with all mailings and notifications for needed actions.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

This organization has the experience, personnel and legislative expertise to help to protect and save endangered animal, plant and fish species and their environemnts. They work to get the job completed, successfully - for the good of the animal.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very knowledgable in how to protect endangered animals and their environemnts and how to promote protection via court suits against a state or a governing body throughout the USA.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Use it all to ensure permanent protection for all wildlife and the environemnts that are needed for the survival of the animal or plant species. They would also ensure that the protections were permanent.

Ways to make it better...

Keep as it is - I have no complaints, they are doing a great job.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

to be able to continue taking all measures - environmental or legislative to ensure protection of animals and plants and their environments. They must continue to put needed actions as letters to their supporters as this would also attract new supporters.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I hope that they are able to continue their much needed work for the good of our country,its endangered animals and environments.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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8 people found this review helpful

The Center for Biological Diversity has long been successful by forcing the laws protecting species and habitat to be followed. They are my environmental heros to the Nth degree. If they were not out there in the trenches doing the job we would have far more species in trouble than we already do.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Well informed and hard working.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do even more to help with declining species and habitat.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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7 people found this review helpful

CBD always seeks the high moral ground in support of issues and species. Their concerns are diverse and their efforts are extraordinary.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their ability to keep me informed of far ranging needs and issues with one uncompromising goal: the saving of species and their habitat.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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4 people found this review helpful

CBD is willing to take on unpopular causes that are nonetheless right, such as population control and stopping the slaughter of wolves. I am always impressed when I receive their eNews by the number of accomplishments since the last newsletter. They really get results!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Reading about the many projects they take on.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Haven't met any.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide education to teens about the effects of overpopulation on the environment and help them to understand the impact of just one extra child.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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